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14th Round of India–EU BTIA Negotiation Concluded in New Delhi

The Chief negotiators met in New Delhi from 15 May to 17 May 2013 for 14th round of negotiation for India EU BTIA

May 18, 2013 02:50 IST
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The Chief negotiators met in New Delhi from 15 May to 17 May 2013 for 14th round of negotiation for India EU BTIA (Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement). All issues on the table were discussed. Negotiators felt that some positive movements have been accomplished though many critical issues are still needed to be discussed further. Negotiators reiterated their commitment for a balanced and ambitious agreement. Negotiators on both sides acknowledged that some positive movements were accomplished, however many critical issues still needed to be discussed further.

The negotiations included trade in goods, sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures and technical barriers to trade, investment, trade in services, intellectual property rights and geographical indications, competition policy, customs and trade facilitation, trade defence, government procurement, dispute settlement and sustainable development.

Negotiations were carried out as per mandate received from the Trade and Economic Relations Committee (TERC).

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